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Bhutan and ADB

ADB has supported Bhutan through various programs since 1982, with strong emphasis on renewable energy production, transport connectivity, and key urban infrastructure projects.

27 Nov 2019 | News from Country Offices

ADB Program Supports Financial Inclusion, Private Sector Development in Bhutan

ADB has approved a $30 million policy-based loan for the first subprogram of the Financial Market Development Program  to support ongoing efforts by the Government of Bhutan to develop the country’s finance sector, which...

20 Nov 2019 | News from Country Offices

ADB Cohosts Forum Promoting Women in South Asia Energy Industry

ADB is hosting at its Manila headquarters the second in a series of partnership forums for a new professional network founded by the World Bank to promote more female practitioners in South Asia’s energy and power sector.

13 Sep 2019 | News from Country Offices

ADB's New 5-Year Partnership Strategy to Expand Economy, Reduce Inequality in Bhutan

ADB has endorsed a new 5-year country partnership strategy for Bhutan, which focuses on helping the country achieve inclusive and sustainable growth through economic reforms, improved connectivity and infrastructure, and better...

29 Aug 2019 | Article

Scaling-up Investment in Agribusiness is Helping Transform Asia and the Pacific

Agribusiness has a huge potential to contribute to the development of Asia and the Pacific. ADB is working with private sector partners to ensure that agribusiness will create transformational impact in Asia and the Pacific.


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30 Sep 2019 | Op-Ed / Opinion

Helping Bhutan’s SMEs is Critical for Women Empowerment - Ingrid van Wees

Every time I pass by the busy streets of developing Asian cities, Thimphu’s included, I couldn’t help but notice the bustling small businesses lining up the side streets.

02 Aug 2019 | Op-Ed / Opinion

How South Asia can continue as world’s fastest growing subregion - Lei Lei Song

Since 2014, South Asia has been the fastest growing subregion in the world, with its eight economies collectively boasting average annual growth of 7.0%.

02 May 2019 | Speech

13th Informal Meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Finance Ministers - Shixin Chen

Speech by Shixin Chen, ADB Vice President (Operations 1), at the 13th Informal Meeting of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) Finance Ministers on 2 May 2019 in Nadi, Fiji

26 Feb 2019 | Speech

Welcome Remarks at the Training Workshop on Economic Analysis of Investment Projects - Bambang Susantono

Welcome remarks by Bambang Susantono, ADB Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development for the Training Workshop on Economic Analysis of Investment Projects on 26–28 February 2019, in Thimphu, Bhutan


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